Conservative Christians Tackle Divorce, The 'Other' Marriage CrisisRead the rest. This is a big social problem in our country and perhaps should be getting more attention than gay marriage. According to a new suvery on sexuality only 7% of women and 8% of men are homosexual. They are certainly accorded much more publicity than those figures should allow.
While the campaign by social conservatives against gay marriage has grabbed headlines and consumed millions of lobbying dollars from religious groups, the wider crisis of divorce among straight couples -- especially evangelicals and often their leaders and political icons -- has been largely ignored by Christian conservatives.
That may be changing, however, with the latest evidence coming in a powerful essay published on Sept. 29 titled "Divorce -- The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience," by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and one of the most prominent conservative Christian voices in America.
In the column on his website, Mohler reiterates that the fight against abortion remains a priority, and that battling same-sex marriage "demands our attention and involvement as well."
"But," he continues, "divorce harms many more lives than will be touched by homosexual marriage."
Monday, October 4, 2010
Divorce and Conservative Christians
We need to think about this.